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Carols & Eggnog!

posted Dec 15, 2015, 2:45 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 15, 2015, 2:46 PM ]
Our choir traditionally ends our last rehearsal of the calendar year with eggnog! Last year, we sipped it through our entire rehearsal, and this year, we’re inviting you to join us! On Wednesday, December 16
th, we’ll be in the Marian Center from 7:30 - 9:00 PM, and invite you to join us for some Christmas cheer as we sing carols. Bring friends, or homemade sweets to share! And if you can’t join us, just send the friends! Or the sweets!

A “carol” is a song with Christmas-themed lyrics. The word derives either from the French carole or the Latin carula, both of which mean a circular dance. The first known Christmas hymns were Latin chants traced to 4
th century Rome. By the 13th century, vernacular Christmas songs were being performed outside the church, or as “wassailers” went from house to house. These carols gained popularity during the Reformation as they began to be sung in churches.

On Friday, December 18
th, I’m the bass soloist for Handel’s Messiah with the Diocesan Choir at Resurrection-Ascension Church in Rego Park. And on Sunday, December 20th I’m playing keyboards with the Queens Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet at Flushing Town Hall!